Larysa Bemko Larysa Bemko is a first-generation American Ukrainian. She is an alumna of Temple University (BA) and Pace University (MBA). She has spent her career in the Financial Services Industry leading new business development efforts for JP Morgan, UBS, and Baillie Gifford International. With encouragement from Dr. Pat and her book group, Larysa is trying her hand at writing. She lives with her husband, Ihor, in Westport, Connecticut.